Sunday, April 29, 2012

Deborah's Chair

One of the best things about coming back to Perth is catching up with Deb. We went for our Sunday walk around the bridges. We had planned to take this photo at Christmas but were talking too much that we missed the chair. So here it is now.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


On a lovely warm ANZAC day, this gentleman was relaxing and painting the city of Perth across the Canning River.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I always like the look of this tree when I ride past it. So what did I do today ... Did my usual bike ride and exercises and run. Then took mum to the shops as she asked me to teach her how to cook with her slow cooker. So we bought a cookbook, ingredients, and came home and made a spicy red lentil soup. Then I braved the peak hour traffic jams to meet a friend for coffee. We hadn't seen each other in about a decade so there was lots of catching up to do. It is amazing listening to people's life stories, and a privilege.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Canning River

Another day in Perth. I was a good girl and rode around the river, did my exercises, ran for 5 minutes and then went to Yoga at the end of the day with Deb. My physiotherapist will be pleased.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


As is always the case, I woke up early because of the time difference. So I took the opportunity to greet the sun on a bike ride around the river. The golden glow started my ride ...

Then bathed the world in such a glorious light. It's a wonderful way to start the day. Makes you feel like everything is going to be an adventure.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


I landed at Perth airport and started thinking about clouds. Perth clouds are different to Dunedin clouds. They are big and fluffy and float in the air like they have nothing better to do. They have no where to go and feel like friendly creatures who are laying about watching the humans for fun. In contrast Dunedin clouds are all go. They are on a mission. They are thin and wispy and rush across the sky in a hurry (might be why they are thin and wispy). They don't have time to take notice of what the humans are doing, they have their own business going on.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


This is my friend Carolyn. I took her photo today.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Games night

We had a family games night last night. Lots of laughter and CeeJ won everything!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


This is Elizabeth. She is now two weeks old. She is still perfect :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Another day, another Jessica

The sun was glorious, the daisies were abundant snacks, Jessica enjoyed the weekend.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Camera bag

I was looking around the Internet for a fun camera bag which doesn't look like a camera bag. I found lots that I liked for example this one from Jo Totes.  But then I got to thinking, surely out of my 29 handbags I have one that would be able to be modified into a camera bag, and I did. So my trusty handbag above now has two partitions taken from my ugly camera bag and securely held in place. The bag has room for my camera body with lens attached, two separate lenses, a middle compartment for battery and associated bits and pieces, an outside compartment for wallet and keys, and two handy outside flaps for anything else. All for the price of $5 worth of velcro.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Distant City

A Distant City played as a three piece at the Dunedin Musos Club tonight. Their first gig back there after changing their name.

Friday, April 13, 2012

From the files - Underground self portrait

As I work during the day, I have my photographs scrolling through in the background on my computer screen. This one captured me today and transported me back to my fantastic time in London. Each morning I would start my day's activities in the Queensway underground.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Another day another theatrical production. Z is Lord Tremaine in the Dunedin Repertory Children's Theatre production of Cinderella at the Playhouse Theatre. This show is on during the holidays for the kids and from the giggles of glee in between the preschoolers explaining the plot to their mothers, it seems this is a huge success.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Fighting the jungle

It was a glorious day in Dunedin. Time to tidy up the overgrown path.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Look out behind you

Not really in the theme of this wonderful day, but, is it me or do these Easter Bunnies look rather scary? Maybe he is just annoyed that the chicken is muscling in on his egg action?

Saturday, April 7, 2012


My big boy moved out of home yesterday. I was at a loose end and needed a distraction, so I decided to photograph all of my handbags. It was a good distraction ...

Friday, April 6, 2012


Bunnies and clouds. Happy Easter everyone.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sweeney Todd

Last night I went to the Otago Boys/ Otago Girls High School annual production. This year they performed Sweeney Todd and my Z was Judge Turpin. Here he is about to meet his demise.

Monday, April 2, 2012

New Brighton Pier

In a photo prepared earlier ... More photo opportunities in New Brighton.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Love that new baby smell

Meet Elizabeth. She is perfect.

Over the next rise

Who knows what adventures are to be had by a man and his friend, over the next rise...